Advances in Urban and Regional Economics

An Essay on Urban Economic Theory

Authors: Papageorgiou, Yorgos Y., Pines, David

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Over the past thirty years, urban economic theory has been one of the most active areas of urban and regional economic research. Just as static general equilibrium theory is at the core of modern microeconomics, so is the topic of this book - the static allocation of resources within a city and between cities - at the core of urban economic theory.
An Essay on Urban Economic Theory well reflects the state of the field. Part I provides an elegant, coherent, and rigorous presentation of several variants of the monocentric (city) model - as the centerpiece of urban economic theory - treating equilibrium, optimum, and comparative statistics. Part II explores less familiar and even some uncharted territory. The monocentric model looks at a single city in isolation, taking as given a central business district surrounded by residences. Part II, in contrast, makes the intra-urban location of residential and non-residential activity the outcome of the fundamental tradeoff between the propensity to interact and the aversion to crowding; the resulting pattern of agglomeration may be polycentric. Part II also develops models of an urbanized economy with trade between specialized cities and examines how the market-determined size distribution of cities differs from the optimum.
This book launches a new series, Advances in Urban and Regional Economics. The series aims to provide an outlet for longer scholarly works dealing with topics in urban and regional economics.

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`One of its achievements is its integration of the many contributions to the field into a manageable whole. An Essay on Urban Economic Theory is an important and impressive book. It may turn out to be the last word on the standard monocentric model, and its analysis of recent urban economic theory will hopefully facilitate further progress in the field.'
Journal of Economic Geography, 1 (2001)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Essay on Urban Economic Theory
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Urban and Regional Economics
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4947-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4947-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8343-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7245-5
Series ISSN
1566-0370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 316
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